Movie Review: Greyfriars Bobby

Who Was Greyfriars Bobby?


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This one of my favorite movies growing up. The idea that an animal would stay so loyal and devoted to one person for his whole life just seemed so honorable. The bond between humans and pets constantly amazes me. Their ability to serve their human so unselfishly is inspiring.

Bobby was a real Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh, Scotland for supposedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on January 14th 1872. The story continues to be well known as active oral history in Edinburgh, through several books/films, and because a prominent commemorative statue and nearby graves act as a tourist attraction.

The Greyfriars Bobby Movie came out in 1961 – this story still rings true today for he ideas of love and loyalty.

If you have about an hour and 1/2 to sit down with your family, I think everyone will enjoy this film and the little dog who never gave up on his master.